Patmos Skala

Skala Patmos: The town and harbour with a ferry in port

Skala Patmos: The town and harbour with a ferry in port

Skala is the main port on Patmos, a couple of kilometres north of the capital, Chora (or Hora). The island is reputedly the place where St John wrote the Book of Revelation.

Patmos is a popular stopping off point for cruise ships as the high number of souvenir shops will attest.

There are several monasteries of which the main attraction is the Monastery of St John, in Chora. The smaller Monastery of the Apocalypse marks the spot where John heard the voice of God which prompted the book.

If monasteries aren’t your thing, the island has a number of great beaches, many sandy. Several of these, including the most popular, Kambos, are just up the coast to the north of Skala.

Skala itself is a pleasant town. Much of the construction is relatively new, dating back to the Italian occupation in the first half of the last century. One bi-product of the cruise ship and ferry traffic, is a huge selection of restaurants so you will dine well.

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